The Supply of Child Labour

22 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2004

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Alessandro Cigno

Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD)

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

The paper develops a theoretical framework, and a diagrammatic apparatus, for explaining the supply of child labour. It examines the effect of credit, insurance, and poverty (defined as more than just low income). It also explains bonded child labour, a modern form of slavery closely associated with the worst forms of child exploitation. The analysis is positive, but provides some of the elements for a normative judgement.

Keywords: child labour, bonded labour, education, health, credit, insurance, poverty

JEL Classification: D13, I12, J13, J22, J24, J82, O12

Suggested Citation

Cigno, Alessandro, The Supply of Child Labour (April 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=533702

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